The Nominees: Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman in The Weinstein Company's Transamerica - 2005
The Weinstein Company
This is the year veteran actress Felicity Huffman hit the big time, with twin Golden Globe nominations for roles in the movie "Transamerica" and the television show "Desperate Housewives."

She won the Golden Globe for "Transamerica," and the role also brought her an Academy Award nomination.

In "Transamerica," she earns praise from audiences and critics alike with her sensitive portrayal of an awkward man/woman on a journey of self-discovery.

More from on Felicity Huffman and on the Oscars ...
  • See the Felicity Huffman photo essay for more pictures.
  • Watch portions of the 60 Minutes profile by Lesley Stahl.
  • See her react to her Golden Globes win in an exclusive interview by The Early Show's Julie Chen.
  • See her talk about her role in "Transamerica" in an Early Show interview.
  • Find out about all the nominees in the Academy Awards special report. color>

    Born a man, "Stanley" hopes to undergo surgery to make her the woman, "Bree," who she believes herself to really be. A considerable complication arrives when she discovers she also is a father.

    Born Dec. 9, 1962, in Bedford, N.Y., Huffman is married to actor William H. Macy and is the mother of two daughters.